I was delighted yesterday to have the strength to complete a 3-mile walk for Multiple Sclerosis in Kansas City with my friend Frank Thompson, and members of the Calvary Temple Baptist Church. It was a frigid 22 degrees at start time but the energy and spirit of the marchers was high. I was walking forContinue Reading Walking for MS
I’m singing in the rain this morning as I walk to Olive Branch, Mississippi. By early afternoon I will be within 20 miles of Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum. I expect to finish on Saturday morning with my Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers and other community members.
Quick Ramen noodle lunch on the road today.
I was delighted to be introduced to the Rust College community this evening. I enjoyed talking to students about Walk to Freedom, the importance of Civil Rights, and MLK50. Afterwards I was interviewed on the college’s radio station. Rust College is an HBCU and is expected to graduate 129 students at its next commencement inContinue Reading Meeting Rust College Students
I’d like to thank Dr. Ishmell Edwards and his staff at Rust College for graciously hosting me for the night as I make my way to the National Civil Rights Center in Memphis.
What the long road ahead looks like, Blue Springs, Mississippi
Dear Friends: As I write to you I am more than 200 into Walk to Freedom, in Nettleton, Missisippi. Once I hit Tupelo, I will only be 100 miles away from Memphis where I will participate in the National Civil Rights Museum’sMLK50 commemoration ceremonies. I’ve gotten this far thanks to the help of so manyContinue Reading Making Ends Meet
For a couple of days people have been telling me about a natural spring I would pass when I reach the town of Beaverton, Alabama. This was welcomed news because I have yet to encounter a real working natural spring well on any my walks thus far. Last summer when I walked across Massachusetts IContinue Reading Water, real natural spring water